an adventure report for Krusty

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  1. Coonass

    Coonass Banned By BMWRider

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    Earlier this week, Krusty posted some comments about the lack of
    "adventure" in the reports on this site. In return, he received many
    attacks upon his character for his efforts. I wanted to post this report for Mr. Krusty to prove we do indeed have some great adventures here and his comments only inspire us to reach for more.

    Today, MsB and I decided to retrace our steps on an expedition we made more than 21 yrs ago, before we wed. A dangerous undertaking deep inside a dark land known only as....Mississippi! It was only her second time on the back of a motorcycle those many years ago and it was the dead of winter. Luckily, there had been only one small case of frozen snot face. This trip would be in milder weather.

    A trip like this requires long and extensive preparation, so I rose early, checked the tire pressure, and packed two instead of the usual one water bottle. With the preparations complete, we headed for an outpost known as Bogalusa, La. Not knowing what lies ahead, we took on as much fuel as we could carry, pointed our trusty steeds toward the rising sun, and screamed with excited inside our helmets.

    Back on the road, it wasn't long before we had slipped past the border leaving all ties and safety behind. Our goal was to find an encampment we had visited on our previous expedition known as the Flint Creek Water Park. This is a strange land with many mysterious tribes. Though we were not successful last time, we would try once again to site members of one tribe that is said to exist in this land. They are rumored to wear white bed linen and a strange pointed head dress. A dangerous and stealthy klan, they only come out at night so none will ever know their true identity. We hoped to find evidence of this tribe for ourselves, having only seen old documentaries used to bring down the good character of all the other tribes in this beautiful country.

    After a long hard ride, we entered the small settlement of Wiggins. I knew we were close to the encampment now and began to get excited with anticipation. Then, there it was. An old totum erected by the local tribesman to mark the way to the encampment. There are only a handful of us other than the local people who can decifer the ancient carvings. Loosely translated it reads "This is the path to the swimming hole".
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    Week from hungar, we had stopped earlier and traded for some of the native foods. On our last trip, we had dined on turtle soup prepared over a backpacker's stove. We opted for something more exotic this time.
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    Our strenth replenished, we mounted up to search the encampment. Though the landscape was beautiful, the roads were trecherous.
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    MsB did manage a bit of stunt riding, giving the salute while navigating the bad roads.
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    At the end of one of these trails, we came upon a fishing port.
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    We never did find the white robed tribe, but did cross paths with a band of nomads.
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    And then a great find, an ancient aqua system of some sort.
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    We investigate further.
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    The local people had placed many warnings to keep away strangers.
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    Continueing on the ever deteriorating trail, I decide to teach MsB the Coonass riding technique known as "Ride it like someone wants to make a fuzzy hat out of your ass"
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    I'll let the remaining photos of this strange and magical place speak for themselves.
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    The sun was getting low and the shadows long. I would need all my tracking skills to retrace our path home. It was good to return to this land filled with old memories. All those years ago I must have impressed MsB with all my adventurer's skills like riding & wilderness cooking. It wasn't long after that trip that we were married.

    We finally find our way home after this long and exciting 150 mi. expedition to the lands of the east. Dirty and tired we take account of the day. The equipment held up well and no lives were lost. We saw beautiful lands and met some wonderful people. All in all a harmonious outcome.

    Epilogue to Krusty: bite me!
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  2. Slaniac

    Slaniac Martini elbow

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    Coonass,

    Most excellent report. I enjoyed it very much. I'm suffering from a bad back, but will make similar journey into the wilds of No. California soon , and will post a report.:1drink
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  3. Rider

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    Nice job, Coonass. :thumb
    I don't want to hijack your thread but if Krusty is watching, I thought I'd throw in a few action pics for him ... just the kind he likes:

    Here's my GS after a quick washing, ready to spring into action a full 6 feet into my garage!

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    And here it is from the other side! Exciting!!!!! :choppa

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    Eat your heart out, Krusty. See if your action pics and dynamic dialogue can compete with mine ... :ksteve
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  4. mutineer

    mutineer pierpont lives

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    Fuckin ' A man - a real live adventure - exotic food, travel, scenic locales. You outta post it on Horizons unlimited.

    Maybe if Krustina, who you just know is lurking, approves maybe he will come back . . . I miss him already.

    I love the sense of humor in this place.
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  5. BUBB

    BUBB lynch not Zimmerman

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    Excellent pics, excellent writing... had me on the edge of my seat!
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  6. Coonass

    Coonass Banned By BMWRider

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    get that back in shape! you have to be in top mental and physical condition for this type of riding and exploring!
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  7. Coonass

    Coonass Banned By BMWRider

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    I love those action shots! still working on my photo skills, hope to be to your level someday so I can really the depicted the essence of the ride.
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  8. Rider

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    It takes a lot of practice. :lol3 :lol1
    You know the part that must have Krusty virtually apoplectic with anger? These tremendous action shots were taken in his favorite state ... Ohio. :oscar
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  9. thwack

    thwack Long timer

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    Damn! Now you're washing it after just 6 feet of riding?!?!?! :rofl


    Hey Coonass - looks like you had a great time! Thanks for sharing the pics!
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  10. Coonass

    Coonass Banned By BMWRider

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    I have a lot of work to do before I'm ready for an expedition to Ohio!
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  11. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    BS, that wasn't quick wash, that bike has been washed properly.

    Great report Conass. Pleased you got home safely.
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  12. BUBB

    BUBB lynch not Zimmerman

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    Can someone tell me why the thread hijacker's pipes are not blue? That looks newer than a new bike.
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  13. hutchman

    hutchman Been here awhile

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    Krusty's probably got WOOD over this one!

    Great ride Coooonass!
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  14. thwack

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    Apparently, if you wash your bike really well every time it's been ridden about 6 feet, the pipes won't turn blue... :evil
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  15. Augie

    Augie Nincompoop

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    How many weeks did it take to make the journey to the far off land. Great report.
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    raindog dharma bum

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    :oscar :oscar :thumb
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  17. Rider

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    I dunno why the color didn't come out in the pic. :scratch
    But let me assure you, my pipes are bluer than my balls used to be after a date with Laura McCollough back in '72. :nod
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  18. Coonass

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    It's good to see a growing interest in our sport. Let me try and help you with some of your questions. Remember, take it slowly, you can't get to this level of ability overnight...you might pull a hamstring or somethin.

    "I'm worried because my electronic gauge only reads to the nearest 1/2 pound"
    I'm afraid the heigher mathmatics required to fully explain this is beyond the scope of this forum and will try to simplify it for you. When you sit on the bike, if the rim touches the ground, add air.

    "Is it always necesarry to carry two water bottles when travelling across borders? "
    Yes, but only for balance. Carry a bottle in each tank pannier and always drink from each bottle. You will find a great improvement in your riding.

    "I've got some anxiety over the tribe with the pointed head coverings."
    We all do!

    "Those rolled up white things look interesting, but I'm wondering from the later pictures of you squatting over your bike seat whether maybe they gave you gas?"
    OK. I going to let you have another of the Coonass's riding secrets...it's called an after-burner!!

    "That one of the sign on the dam looks like it was taken from right on top of the dam. What kind of telephoto lens and tripod did you use?"
    So, you've learned to translate the ancient dialects? This type of preparation will serve you well. It is only a standard lens. I am the daring, brave and sometimes fool hardy type of adventurer. I ignored the warning and walked onto the damn dam. This type of behavior will sometimes confuse the local tribes people and they will fear and respect you...or throw a rock.



    "One more big worry. You said you travelled 150 miles in one trip with no equipment failures! Wow. Is it really true what they say about BMW reliability? Can I expect that kind of service from my machine?"
    When you have prepared as much as you can, eventually you will just have to go for it. Make that first step and as the Coonass says, " Ride it like someone wants to make a fuzzy hat out of your ass!"
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  19. Loadedagain

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    fuckin 'ell you're bike is clean rider.
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